Whiteboard

Welcome to the MIXOPEAT whiteboard ! 

MIXOPEAT is a research project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) interested in the role of mixotrophic protists in peatland carbon cycle.

MIXOPEAT is currently recruiting scholars to join the project at University of Toulouse (France), in the Functional Ecology and Environment lab (look here for details). If you are interested in graduate (Master internship) and postdoctoral opportunities, please contact Vincent Jassey.


Spotlights on the whiteboard

September 2020

A nice post has been published on the BES Palaeoecology Special Interest Group. This post focused on the paper published in Royal Society Biology Letters by Mariusz Lamentowicz and Vincent Jassey from Mixopeat. 

More info here: https://palaeosigbes.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/palaeoecological-clues-hiding-in-polish-peatlands-could-be-key-to-helping-conservationists-plan-for-climate-change/

February 2020

Short field work session in the Pyrenees to collect litter for our microcosm experiment with Vincent Moulia (master student), Janna Barel and Camille Defrenne, a visiting post-doc from ORNL, US. Was a productive day! 

 

January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Santa brought a wonderful addition to the team Mixopeat in Toulouse. Janna Barel just started her postdoctoral research with us. She will focus on microbial food web modeling. More here

October 2019

EOS journal published a synthesis about our last paper in Global Change Biology! 

Resilient Peatlands Keep Carbon Bogged Down

 

September 2019 (3)

Our last paper in Global Change biology (http://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14788) hits the headlines in french medias 😀 

https://www.liberation.fr/france/2019/10/01/les-tourbieres-nous-aident-a-pieger-le-co2-meme-en-cas-de-secheresse_1754716

https://www.20minutes.fr/toulouse/2609387-20190925-rechauffement-climatique-pourquoi-faut-absolument-preserver-tourbieres-jura-pyrenees

https://www.la-croix.com/Sciences-et-ethique/Sciences-et-ethique/tourbieres-resister-rechauffement-climatique-2019-09-24-1201049597

https://www.boursorama.com/bourse/actualites/les-tourbieres-une-reponse-pour-limiter-les-effets-du-rechauffement-a8a25ccd57f00ab102012560e474e964

https://www.challenges.fr/monde/les-tourbieres-une-reponse-pour-limiter-les-effets-du-rechauffement_674479

 

https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/130919/les-tourbieres-une-reponse-pour-limiter-les-effets-du-rechauffement?onglet=full

 

September 2019 (2)

Sphagnum community can maintain its productivity despite warming and droughts. Species specific photosynthetic compensation explains weak or absent effects of

Find more about in: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.14788#.XXdLaqUuKn0.twitter…

 

September 2019

Sphagnum metabolites govern microbial communities in peatlands! Check out our new paper connected to Mixopeat.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02042/full

June 2019

UPDATE: Post-Doc found! More news soon! 

We are looking for a 2-years young post-doc (start in September 2019) to work on microbial food web structures and modelingSee further here: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5245-VINJAS-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN

April 2019

April has been an incredible month for Mixopeat! 

Vincent Jassey published the first paper related to Mixopeat with Mariusz Lamentowicz in Biology Letters. More details can be find here

Anna Sytiuk, Samuel Hamard and Vincent Jassey successfully started the field season in Kusowo Bagno bog (Poland). Unfortunately, they discovered the wild boar effect on an experiment.. Four plots were destroyed and the cables of the weather station eaten! 

Anna Sytiuk, Samuel Hamard and Vincent Jassey participated to the Ecoveg 14 conference in Toulouse and presented the first results related to the project. 

October 2018 (2)

We installed the meteo station in the Polish site. It was wet and epic! 

Our installation hit the headlines on Polish news 🙂 

October 2018 (1)

Welcome to Anna Sytiuk, a new PhD student on the project! She will be supervised by Régis Céréghino and Vincent Jassey and will focus on vegetation aspects. 

 

 

 

 

August 2018

Vincent Jassey presented his former results and the aims of Mixopeat at the ISPR conference on microbial photosynthesis in Vancouver (Canada).  

July 2018

We completed field work! We transplanted peat-monoliths in boxes in the five peatlands in Europe.  Some pictures of our trip can be seen on The Wall! 

The Wall

20th June 2018

Peat monolith sampling in Counozouls (French Pyrénnées)

We started field work! This summer we will do the peat-monolith transplantation across five peatlands in Europe. We collected peat-monoliths  in the French Pyrénnées and are almost ready to take the road and do the other sites.

28th May 2018

We visited the beautiful Kusowo bog in Poland! We selected the location for our field experiment we will install very soon! We will use nice patches of Sphagnum magellanicum to build our mesocosms.

3nd May 2018

We did field work today with Samuel! We visited the site in the Pyrénnées (Counozouls) and saw the stone of Counozouls!

2nd May 2018

Today Samuel Hamard officially joined the project! He will first work as an engineer and help us to set-up the field experiment and then he will be the first Mixopeat PhD student in November 2018! Welcome Samuel!

 

8th March 2018

Sphagnum are slowly but surely growing for the lab experiment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th January 2018 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We did the kick off meeting of the project in Toulouse last January.  We had great times and discussions about the project. We started to plan the field experiment we will set up this summer.